Why Messy?

I not only get the feeling that others wonder this, but I also have people ask me outright … “Why do you focus on the messy in marriage?” It’s a valid question, since focusing on the positive in marriage is, … well, … positive! On the other hand, I feel like there are many for […]

Share Your Story – Needed Again!

Here at Messy Marriage, we strive to bring you real-life stories of God’s redemptive work in and through the messes in our marriage and lives. Last April, I (Beth) offered the invitation to you, our readers, to share your stories of redemption in marriage. And so many of you not only blessed us with your […]

Trying to Grasp Grace

My church has been doing a series that deals with God’s redemption in the midst of brokenness. And one of the main focuses has been on forgiveness. I’ve done a lot of study and spent a lot of time trying to understand and exercise forgiveness in my life and marriage over the years. That is, […]

Blaming Yourself for the Mess?

Sometimes we get hung up in a messy marriage because we blame our partner or even God, like I mentioned in my post last week, Feeling Trapped in a Loveless Marriage. But sometimes we feel we’re the one to blame for the messes in our marriage. Are you burdened down with guilt and shame for […]

Mary DeMuth’s "Everything" – Book Offer!

Over the past month I’ve had the honor and privilege of being selected to be a part of Mary DeMuth’s Launch Team for her soon-to-be released book, Everything. One of the many opportunities that I was given was getting to read her book before its release to the public in mid October. But the best […]

Feeling Trapped in a Loveless Marriage?

Recently a comment caught my attention. First of all, because of the pain I was sensing in this person’s words, and second, because it got me to thinking about my own messy marriage journey. Here’s the comment to an article I posted about a spouse continually refusing to admit fault … My wife has behaved […]

A Marriage Destroyed by Sin, Redeemed by Grace

Today’s article is another “Share Your Story”  from blogger, Megan Elzey who writes at Sunshine Through the Windows.   My husband, Scott, and I fell in love when he was a junior and I was a senior in high school. Although we married fairly young, we’d already been dating for 5 and a half years. […]

Finding Purpose from Our Pain

  In case you don’t know it, I’m transitioning from a counselor to a life coach. Because of that, I’ve been working diligently over the past year and a half to develop my coaching niches. One of the areas I’ve researched has been finding and clarifying “purpose” or “calling” in peoples’ lives. What’s interesting is […]